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2019 Explore Gamay

Day Six of the 12 Days of Christmas at Flat Rock Cellars

MONOLITH SERIES: INNOVATION & EXPERIMENTATION
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$361.80 per Case
 
214 cases produced
A promising unplanted parcel lies in our vineyard's northern tip. It inspires a curious question, 'what's next'? Perhaps Gamay, a winter-hardy varietal that is gaining momentum in Niagara as a consistent and high performing grape. This EXPLORE project gave our winemakers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with potential new plantings, while crafting this spectacular example of Gamay.

Tasting Notes

The first ever bottling of a single-variety Gamay from Flat Rock. Lightly pigmented in the glass and bursting with aromas of red cherries and crushed raspberries on the nose. Spice comes across in cinnamon and black pepper notes. Light-bodied and slightly tart, it's best to enjoy with a slight chill.

Winemaker Notes

A fresh fruity red variety that is basically the younger, spicier version of our beloved Pinot Noir. A grape that can withstand our winters, ripen beautifully in our growing season, and offers flexibilty from bubbles, to red blends? Gamay was an easy choice to experiment with. This fruit forward, spice driven red, has a stunning colour and bright acidity that lends itself to any casual or decadent food pairing.

Wine Profile

Vintage 2019
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Composition 100% Gamay
Appellation Niagara Peninsula
Harvest Date October 2019
Acid 7 g/L
PH 3
Aging French Oak Barriques
Bottling Date August 2020
Residual Sugar 2 g/L
Alcohol % 11.5%
Size 750 ml

 

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